Blind Optimism, as the title would imply, has a very positive mood. It was recorded in Bratislava Slovakia with the 70 piece Bratislava Symphony Orchestra in Studio 2 of the Slovak National Radio. The music is in a kind of pseudo-minimalist style. Minimalist because it uses a lot of little interlocking patterns and pseudo because veers from that style a little with its big simple melodies. Hope you like it!
Magic City is a piece from SimCity 3000. The instrumentation is: Piano, Violin, and Soprano Sax The basic rhythm was created by drumming on the strings inside a baby grand piano with a pencil. (the little metal part that holds the eraser) Then there was some plucking, scraping, and strumming of the strings. Darol Anger added the great violin part and Rock Hendrix played Soprano Sax.
Infrastructure is from SimCity 3000. It's mostly electronic sounding but with some nice acoustic sounding drum loops. The Korg V-Drum sound is kind of the basis of the rhythm after the log drum intro. The tune is kind of weird and dark until it gets to about the middle then it lightens up. The SimCity 3000 melodic theme is used in the second half.